Project Timeline

MAY 2012: At a press conference attended by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, and NBA Commissioner David Stern, Golden State Warriors owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber announce plans to move the team back across the Bay into a new, privately financed sports and entertainment center in San Francisco.

APRIL 2014: The Warriors announce plans to locate the new arena on 11 acres of private property located in the Mission Bay neighborhood, which the team agreed to purchase from Salesforce. Team owners remained committed to privately financing the new sports-and-entertainment center.

DECEMBER 2014: Having taken over as managing principal architect chosen by the Warriors to design its new state-of-the-art venue, David Manica of MANICA Architecture unveils a stunning new design for the Mission Bay arena.

OCTOBER 2015: After more than a year of public planning, and more than 100 large and small meetings to vet the proposed arena and gather public input, tweak the design, and address community concerns, the Mission Bay Citizens Advisory Committee unanimously endorse the Warriors’ project.

That same month, UCSF officially endorse the Mission Bay arena after working with both the City and the team to address community concerns.

Also in October, the California Life Sciences Association, along with a coalition of the top 11 biotech companies in Mission Bay, declare support for the team’s planned sports and entertainment center.

And, a year and a half after purchasing the option on the Mission Bay site, the Warriors formally acquire the land from Salesforce.

NOVEMBER 2015: The Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure Commission (OCII), which had formal jurisdiction over the location and the project’s California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process, unanimously certifies the Warriors’ Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

Also in November, the project then receives unanimous approval the City’s often-contentious Planning Commission, followed shortly by the Municipal Transportation, Entertainment, Port and Public Utilities Commissions.

DECEMBER 2015: The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approves the final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Warriors’ project, and passes the Mission Bay Transportation Improvement Fund, which directs millions of dollars generated by the project each year to fund transportation and infrastructure improvements to the area.

JANUARY 2016: GSW Arena LLC and JPMorgan Chase & Co. announce that the Warriors’ new sports and entertainment center in Mission Bay will be named “Chase Center.” Chase Center, an 18,000-plus seat arena, will anchor 11 acres of restaurants, cafes, offices, public plazas and other amenities that the neighborhood currently lacks, and will trigger the development of a 5.5-acre public park on the waterfront. The Warriors’ plan is unique in that it is the only 100-percent privately financed arena or stadium, on private land, to be built in the U.S. over the past two decades, requiring no public subsidies.

FEBRUARY 2016: GSW Arena LLC announces Joint Venture partners Clark Construction Group and Mortenson Construction have been selected to build the Golden State Warriors’ new venue in Mission Bay.

JUNE 2016: GSW Arena LLC announces Gensler, a global architecture firm founded and based in the Bay Area, has been hired to design the interior architecture of Chase Center.

JULY 2016: The Superior Court rules in favor of the Warriors and the City and County of San Francisco, upholding the project’s EIR and rejecting a legal challenge from a 501(c)4 Super-PAC called the “Mission Bay Alliance.”

OCTOBER 2016: GSW Arena LLC and United Airlines announce a multi-year partnership naming the carrier the Official Airline and a Founding Partner for Chase Center.

DECEMBER 2016: GSW Arena LLC and Accenture announce a multi-year partnership to reimagine the fan and community experience at Chase Center, and the surrounding district, with Accenture being the Official Technology Innovation Partner and a Founding Partner for Chase Center.

NOVEMBER 2016: The California State Court of Appeals announces its unanimous decision to uphold the Warriors’ EIR, rejecting the Mission Bay Alliance’s arguments in full, clearing the path for GSW Arena LLC to begin building Chase Center.

JANUARY 2017: On January 9, 2017, Mortenson/Clark, the construction company selected to build Chase Center, takes control of the site to begin construction on the new sports and entertainment venue.

Just a week later, on January 17, 2017, GSW Arena LLC officially holds a Ground Breaking Ceremony at the location of the future Chase Center, to officially announce the construction work for Chase Center has begun. 2017